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(Broadcast live Jan 16, 2022) Meet award-winning children’s author and illustrator team Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome! Their stunning books explore the impact of the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and Jim Crow laws through intimate childhood portraits. Hear this generous couple enliven history through personal stories, discuss parallels between the past and present, and share the ways in which their own backgrounds and culture inform themes of FAMILY and RESILIENCE in their work. They’ll share their process of writing and illustrating, screen share illustrations, and read from their picture book ‘Before She Was Harriet’ and ‘Leaving Lymon,’ a middle-grade novel. Ask your questions in the Q&A!


Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome